UPSC Public Administration Question Paper

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UPSC Public Administration Question Paper

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Public Administration Question Paper for UPSC Exam

1. The relationship in which a superior exercises direct supervision over a subordinate is :
(A) Staff authority
(B) Line authority
(C) Auxiliary authority
(D) Both staff and auxiliary authority

2. It is not a factor of internal coordination :
(A) Ability of superiors
(B) Skill of subordinates
(C) Singleness of purpose
(D) High level conferences

3. ‘‘It is a form that authority assumes when it enters into a process’’ ? This is true of :
(A) Communication
(B) Coordination
(C) Leadership
(D) Motivation

4. Assertion (A) Reason (R) Pattern :
Assertion (A) : Publicness in Public Administration is a complex-structured concept.
Reason (R) : Public Administration differs from private administration with regard to at least three major dimensions–locus (agency), focus (public interest) and access (openness).
Codes :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false but (R) is true

5. Supervision is to :
(A) Check compliance with instructions
(B) Deter or detect wrong doing
(C) Fitting each person harmoniously into the working group
(D) Control staff

6. Lateral entry is the form of recruitment normally considered for :
(A) Lower level positions
(B) Middle level positions
(C) Higher level positions
(D) Lower and middle level positions

7. Promotion means :
(A) Change in responsibilities
(B) Change in responsibility and designation
(C) Transfer
(D) Change in designation

8. Informal training is imparted through :
(A) Syndicate method
(B) Lecture method
(C) Trial and Error method
(D) Case study method

9. The main leadership approach that focuses on small group is :
(A) Situational
(B) Traitist
(C) Contingency
(D) Participative

10. The classical thinkers believed in :
(A) Wider participation of individuals in the organization
(B) Rationality of individual behaviour
(C) Existence of informal organization within formal organization
(D) Organization as a structure of authority

11. One of the following is not a feature of modern organizational theory :
(A) Decision-making
(B) Fact-value dichotomy
(C) Organizational humanism
(D) More recognized sources of authority

12. ‘The matter of giving orders seems a very simple affair; on the other hand surrounded by many difficulties’, who observed it ?
(A) Peter Drucker
(B) Chris Argyris
(C) Chester Barnard
(D) Mary Parker Follett

13. According to Luther Gulick, why he divided work, is based on :
(1) Men differ in nature
(2) Men differ in capacity
(3) Men differ in skill
(4) Gain greatly in dexterity by specialization
Codes :
(A) Only (1)
(B) (1), (2) and (3)
(C) (1), (2), (3) and (4)
(D) Only (4)

14. One who passes unfavourable information about his colleagues to the superior is called :
(A) a rate buster
(B) a chesler
(C) a squealer
(D) a cheater

15. Assertion (A) and Reason (R) pattern :
Assertion (A) : Bureaucracy is a major element in the rationalization of the modern world.
Reason (R) : The protestant social ethics contributed to the ascendancy of Bureaucracy.
Codes :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false but (R) is true

16. In US, which one of the following is the President’s principal staff agency in fiscal, legislative and administrative management ?
(A) The Executive Office
(B) Office of Management and Budgeting
(C) White House Office
(D) Office of Administration

17. The characteristics of Post-modern Societies are :
(1) Situational
(2) Logical Positivism
(3) Consumerism
(4) Decentered self
Codes :
(A) (1), (2) and (3)
(B) (2), (3) and (4)
(C) (1), (3) and (4)
(D) (1), (2), (3) and (4)

18. Dwight Waldo in his book ‘‘The Administrative State’ attacked :
(1) Notion of unchanging principles of administration
(2) Human emotions in organization
(3) Narrowness of values of economy and efficiency
(4) Inconsistent methodology used to determine principles
Codes :
(A) (1) and (4)
(B) (2) and (3)
(C) (1), (3) and (4)
(D) (1), (2) and (3)

19. As per Kautilya’s thoughts, who prepared the annual budget ?
(A) Samaharta
(B) Amatya
(C) Samnidhata
(D) Swamin

20. According to the Government of Act, 1858 the powers of the crown were to be exercised by whom ?
(A) The Prime Minister of England
(B) Queen or King of England
(C) Governor-General of India
(D) The Secretary of State for India

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21. The Britishers introduced the portfolio system in the colonial administration in India in the year ……………………….
(A) 1861
(B) 1859
(C) 1853
(D) 1861

22. Which of the following statements are not incorrect ?
(1) The EVM and VVPAT are being manufactured by Electronic Corporation of India Limited, Hyderabad.
(2) The EVM and VVPAT are being manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited, Bangalore.
(3) Presently, there are two models of EVMs—M2 model and M3 model.
Codes :
(A) Only (2)
(B) (1), (2) and (3)
(C) (1) and (3)
(D) (2) and (3)

23. How many broad areas of specialization have been recommended by second ARC for organising the administrative machinery ?
(A) 2
(B) 4
(C) 8
(D) 10

24. Which of the recommendations given below were made by the National Police Commission to curb the misuse of the police ?
(a) Tenured office of the chief of police
(b) Constitution of permanent state security commission
(c) To implement measures to hold police accountable to the people, to the law and organisation.
Select the correct codes :
Codes :
(A) (a), (b) and (c)
(B) Only (a) and (c)
(C) Only (b)
(D) Only (c)

25. Constitution of NITI Aayog in 2015 is :
(a) An ideological response to change socio-economic milieu
(b) A response to post-colonial dirigisme state
(c) Considered as critical in growth and development
Answer the question using the codes given below :
Codes :
(A) (a), (b) and (c)
(B) Only (c)
(C) Only (a) and (b)
(D) Only (b) and (c)

26. Under which Article of the constitution the Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to the Legislative Assembly ?
(A) Article 163
(B) Article 163(2)
(C) Article 164(2)
(D) Article 164(3)

27. Which of the given below is an executive body ?
(A) The Staff Selection Commission
(B) The National Commission for Minorities
(C) The National Commission for Women
(D) Election Commission

28. Who submits the annual report of the State Public Service Commission to the State Legislature ?
(A) The chairman of the State Public Service Commission
(B) The Chief Minister
(C) The Governor
(D) The Chief Secretary

29. The Legislative Council can be created by :
(A) Amendment Act of Parliament
(B) Resolution by the Loksabha
(C) Resolution by Legislative Assembly
(D) According the Article, 169

30. Which one of the following statements is incorrect about the Chief Secretary of a State ?
(A) He is the Head of the Civil Service in the State
(B) He is the Secretary to the State Cabinet
(C) He is the principal advisor to the State Chief Minister
(D) He does not supervise the execution of Cabinet decisions

31. Which one of the following was recommended by the Taxation Enquiry Commission (1953-54) ?
(A) Revitalizing Urban Government
(B) The widening of the sphere of taxation of urban bodies
(C) The constitution of a statewise cadre of municipal employees
(D) The segregation of certain taxes for exclusive utilization for Local Government

32. The Municipal Council can not levy tax on one of the following :
(A) Environment Tax
(B) Education Tax
(C) Tax on Houses
(D) Professional Tax

33. Assertion (A), Reason (R) Pattern :
Assertion (A) : The post of District Collector was first created in 1781.
Reason (R) : The District Collector is the Kingpin of district administration.
Answer the question using the below given codes :
Codes :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false but (R) is true

34. Which one of the following was recommended by the committee on service conditions of Municipal Employees (1965-68) ?
(A) Revitalizing Urban Government
(B) Widening the sphere of taxation of urban bodies
(C) Constitution of a statewise cadre of municipal employees
(D) Segregation of certain taxes for exclusive utilization for local government

35. Which one of the following is not a source of income of the municipal bodies ?
(A) Non-tax Revenue
(B) Cess
(C) Grants-in-aid
(D) Loans

36. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission was launched by the Prime Minister ………………….
(A) Dr. Manmohan Singh
(B) Narendra Modi
(C) P.V. Narasimha Rao
(D) Rajiv Gandhi

37. The period known as golden era in Comparative Public Administration is :
(A) 1920-1940
(B) 1941-1960
(C) 1960-1976
(D) 1976 to date

38. Which one is the most popular approaches in Comparative Public Administration which has been stressed considerably by Fred Riggs ?
(A) Structural-Functional Approach
(B) Systems Approach
(C) Behavioural Approach
(D) Ecological Approach

39. From human development perspective, democratic governance means :
(A) Respect for people’s human rights and freedoms
(B) People have a say in decisions that affect them
(C) People are free from ascriptive discrimination
(D) Policies reflect needs of present generations

40. Who summarised the British bureaucracy as orderly, symmetrical, prudent, articulate and cohesive ?
(A) Herman Finer
(B) J.D. Kingsley
(C) Milton Mandell
(D) W.S. Sayre

41. What are the types of local government in Japan ?
(a) Prefectures
(b) Municipalities
(c) Commune
(d) County
Answer the question using the codes given below :
(A) All the above
(B) Only (a) and (b)
(C) Only (b) and (c)
(D) (a), (b) and (c)

42. In which country these four types of cities–Designated city, Core city, Special city and City exist ?
(B) UK
(C) France
(D) Japan

43. Origin of Public Interest Litigation is associated with justice :
(A) Krishna Iyer
(B) Hans Raj Khanna
(C) Jagdish Sharan Verma
(D) Bellur Narayanaswamy Srikrishna

44. Implementing social responsibilities by Corporate sector enhances :
(A) Business Profitability
(B) Positive Satisfaction
(C) Consumer Satisfaction
(D) Corporate Efficiency and Economy

45. Which one of the following is a mode of Public Private Partnership in India ?
(A) Divestment
(B) Design, Build, Finance and Operate
(C) Disinvestment
(D) Collaboration

46. The concept of joint sector was introduced in :
(A) Policy Resolution 1948
(B) Policy Resolution 1956
(C) Policy Statement 1973
(D) Policy Statement 1977

47. Privatisation and Disinvestment owe their initiation to the Policy Resolution of :
(A) 1977
(B) 1991
(C) 1998
(D) 2007

48. ‘Navratna’ status was awarded to public enterprises in :
(A) 1985
(B) 1991
(C) 1997
(D) 2007

49. Public enterprises get their working capital from :
(A) Bank advance
(B) Cash Credit
(C) Non-plan loan
(D) Disinvestment

50. When the government sells majority of its shares in a company to a private sector company, it is called :
(A) Privatisation
(B) Disinvestment
(C) Partial Disinvestment
(D) Strategic Disinvestment